For Fall 2023, Nensi Dojaka finds a deeper romance and sensuality. The feminine codes of dress for the designer are often played out in juxtaposition (i.e., delicate fabrications intricately formed through craft and structure). This season, edgier silhouettes were met with seduction, as Nensi’s signature skin-baring ensembles revealed an inimitable 90s energy throughout.
Weighter materials such as denim were brought into the collection for the complete wardrobe. Impossibly-chic outerwear added a sumptuous appeal to the lighter-bodied fabrications. Of course, Nensi’s signature reimagined bralette cups, asymmetrical straps, and abundance of sheer were on display.
Naturally, nature was in bloom and seen throughout such as diaphanous shaped ‘explosions’ on dresses that were equally sensual & cool. Colour washes of red, nude, and black were the foundational palettes of the collection. As finale, model Imaan Hammam grazed the runway in a Swarovski-crystallized ‘naked’ gown that was nearly second-skinned.
For beauty, smoked-out, sultry eyes by the hands of MUA Lucia Pica brought grunge to the runway. For the tresses, hair artist Cyndia Harvey opted for parted, low ponies for sleek ease. Nails have been a feature this season courtesy of manicurist Ama Quashie as faded black tips were kept gothic yet fresh.
Within the edginess of practicality, sensuality is afoot for AW23 dressing.